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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Institute of Technology
Department of Geology and Geophysics

PI: David A. Yuen, Fellow

Large-scale Numerical Simulation, Visualization, and Analysis of Geophysical and Biological Fluid Dynamics

The Yuen group’s research addresses fundamental problems in geophysics, basic fluid dynamics, and biomedical sciences. Many of the complicated phenomena with fine features must be visualized at high resolution in order to fully understand the nonlinear processes inherent in flow problems. For this reason, the research requires the use of MSI resources.

The specific research areas include large-scale simulation and visual computing and feature extraction of coherent features from complex datasets, such as: three-dimensional mantle convection with multiple phase transitions using finite-volume higher-order local compact finite-differences and radial-basis functions; precessional flows and magnetohydrodynamics in the earth’s core; two-dimensional and three-dimensional tsunami wave modeling and earthquake wave propagation; interactive visualization of three-dimensional mantle convection and data mining of geological and biomedical data with high dimensionality; and high-Rayleigh-number thermal convection and thermal turbulence in extremely low-Reynolds-number flow.

Group Members

Michael Bakhos, Undergraduate Student
S. Balachandar, Faculty Collaborator
Gregory A. Barnett, Supercomputing Institute Undergraduate Intern
John Boggs, Staff
Allison Capel, Undergraduate Student
Shi Chen, Graduate Student
Cesar da Silva, Research Associate
Megan Damon, Collaborator
Fabien Dubuffet, Visiting Researcher
Jennifer Dudley, Staff
Gordon Erlebacher, Faculty Collaborator
Andrew Forsberg, Undergraduate Student
Hiromi Fujimoto, Visiting Researcher
Taras Gerya, Institute of Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geophysics, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany
Celine Gestas, School of Computational Science, Florida State University, Florida
Dan Goldstein, Undergraduate Student
Weronika Gorzyk, Visiting Researcher
Ladislav Hanyk, Collaborator
Praveen Kannan, Graduate Student
Marcin Krotkiewski, Visiting Researcher
Laurie Labadie, School of Computational Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Yingchun Liu, Research Associate
Martin Lyness, Undergraduate Student
Kiroaki Matsui, Faculty Collaborator
Gabriele Morra, Visiting Researcher
Tomeoki Nakakuki, Visiting Researcher
Nick Olson, Undergraduate Student
Yasuo Onishi, Visiting Researcher
Tomas Pergler, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Lore Petit, School of Computational Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Yuri A. K. Podladchikov, Visiting Researcher
Marek Pogoda, Visiting Researcher
Alexei N. B. Poliakov, Visiting Researcher
Melanie Ross, Undergraduate Student
David Sanchez, Undergraduate Student
Hiroki Senshu, Collaborator
Erik Sevre, Staff
Kimberly Schramm, Department of Geological Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Erik Sevre, Staff
Jean Shan, Visiting Researcher
Elena Sizova, Graduate Student
Daniel So, Visiting Researcher
Arkady Ten, Visiting Researcher
Peter van Keken, Visiting Researcher
Oleg Vasilyev, Visiting Researcher
Alexei Vezolainen, Department of Physics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Shuo Mark Wang, Undergraduate Student
Cloudsea Wang, Visiting Researcher
Ralph Wcislo, Visiting Researcher
Robin M. Weiss, Supercomputing Institute Undergraduate Intern
Jenny Yan, Visiting Researcher
Lilli Yang, Undergraduate Student
Xiang Yao, Undergraduate Student
Shoichi Yoshioka, Visiting Researcher
Chuck Zhang, Visiting Researcher
Liang Zheng, Visiting Researcher
Yichen Zhou, Undergraduate Student
Ruth Ziethe, Visiting Researcher